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Monday, 21 June 2021

Monday Mural - Timber workers II

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  Thanks, Sami.

In January 2020 I posted the "Timber workers" mural. When we visited Busselton in November 2020, I noticed the mural actually went all around the fence at the back, so it's a lot bigger than what I saw when we drove through in December 2019. 

Painted in February 2019 in a car park at 24 Victoria Street, by Western Australian artist Jerome Davenport, AKA Ketones 6000, with the help of his friend mrchrista_mylin, a London based freelance artist.

The historical mural tells the story of the timber industry in the Bunbury area. It was commissined by local residents Julie and John George. Julie is a descendant of pioneer - Charles Little Hastie, who was involved with the timber industry, and she had the idea for this mural to be painted in Bunbury. 

At the back of the carpark:





At the front of the carpark





65 comments:

  1. That's a terrific mural with so much history in it.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. ...the colors give the mural a wonderful vintage feel! Thanks Sami for hosting the party.

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    1. You are right, it does look vintage. Thanks Tom

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  3. I love the lines in the man's face and the dirt under the man's hands. This is a remarkable mural and the perspective of the shipyard is so well done. Glad you went all around the building. It's really stunning.

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    1. That should have been fingernails instead of hands.

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    2. Thanks Elizabeth, it's certainly a stunning mural and so much detail.

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  4. Dearest Sami,
    So well done this mural in capturing all the hardship and rough lives during that period. Love the seedling that is so respectfully being held!
    And those sunken eyes tell a thousand+ words... a rather risky job too.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. The mural really conveys the hard job those men had and those eyes are so haunting. Thanks Mariette.

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  5. It seems to be that the timber workers were the ones laying the foundations for our countries, their industry was so important in building homes for people to live in.

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    1. You are right Amy, their job was very important.

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  6. What a beautiful mural, one of my favorite yet!

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  7. it's a huge and intersting frescoe. I like the drawing and the theme. A great work

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  8. Superb. I doubt any artist could have painted the old man's face any better and the reflections in his eyes are clever.

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    1. Thanks Andrew, those eyes are amazing!

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  9. Este parece retirado de um filme.
    Boa semana

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    1. Obrigada Pedro, boa semana para si tambem.

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  10. Very, very beautiful tribute!
    Simple, very hard times back then, boy, can we be happy it´s all so "easy" now. In some ways at least...
    Very well done, also the colors. And the "baby-tree".

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    1. Thanks Iris, it is a wonderful tribute, and you are write they had a hard life back then.

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  11. Fittingly and well remembered!

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  12. What an amazing murals you have there!

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  13. Impressive murals, love them!

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  14. Truly amazing works. Great tribute.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Thanks Rupam, certainly a great tribute

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  15. Good morning Sami: These go beyond murals even. They look like fine works of art that would not be out of place in a gallery, or in the lobby of a fine building.

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    1. You are right David, it is a great work of art.

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  16. This is so beautifully painted. A great way to tell a history.

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    1. Thanks Sharon, a very well portrayed era.

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  17. This is outstanding. A gorgeous piece of art.

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  18. That's an impressive mural, beautifully executed

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  19. This really is a spectacular achievement. Kudos to the artist.

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, he has some fabulous murals.

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  20. The detail on the mans face is incredible

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  21. I recognised his style straight away Sami, he does faces so beautifully xx

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  22. Well done murals! Have a good week.

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  23. That's a huge mural and the wrinkles etched on the face are so well done! Glad you went back for a second look!
    Have a good week
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks Wren, that face and eyes are amazingly well done!

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  24. Makes for a striking contrast with the modern building beyond.

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  25. Wow!
    This is an amazing mural, especially those eyes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, the eyes are amazing for sure!

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  26. Wow! The way the face was captured is truly wonderful and so lifelike. Really love it! Hope you're doing well and sending some hugs, RO

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    1. Thanks RO, it's such a striking old face. Doing well Ro, thanks,keep safe

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  27. Thanks for signing petition Sami, they need all the help they can get xx

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    1. I hope it works Grace, it would be a pity if Perth loses that coffee shop :(

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  28. These murals look very emotional and personally gives me a beautiful tribute to the people who perform physical and hard labor work. Salute to each and every one of them.

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